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Art Around Town winners announced


Winners for the 23rd annual Art Around Town exhibit have been chosen, organizers announce.

The annual event featured two- and three-dimensional artwork created by area elementary and middle school students in grades kindergarten through eight from 15 area school districts. Winners were announced March 24 at an awards ceremony.

The exhibit was sponsored by Missouri State University-West Plains’ University/Community Programs Department and the West Plains Council on the Arts, and held on the mezzanine at the West Plains Civic Center.

Artists from the area who juried the exhibit gave awards to the top three entries by grade and selected a Best of Show winner. That honor went to Porter Casey, a Willow Springs Middle School student who painted a landscape scene showing a bear crossing a river. 

2D Winners

Kindergarten through second grade: Keera Honerkam, Willow Springs, first place; Remington Donaldson, Junction Hill, second place; and Tinsley Bown, Glenwood, third place.

Third and fourth grades: Beatrix Miller, Thayer, first place; Kinsley Carter, Thayer, second place; and Adelyn Dhillon, Willow Springs, third place.

Fifth and sixth grade: Aubrey Parker, West Plains Middle School, first place; Makenzie McPherson, Thayer, second place; and Riley Collins, Koshkonong, third place.

Seventh and eighth grades: Ava Campbell, WPMS, first place; Ayla Castaneda, Mtn.-View Birch Tree (Liberty) Middle School, second place; and Ocyrus Godina, WPMS, third place.

3D Winners

Kindergarten through second grade: Hattie Komm, Thayer, first place; Delaney Collins, Thayer, second place; and Makayla Downen, Fairview, third place.

Third and fourth grades: Kenya Harrison-Matea, Fairview, first place; Andrew Blankenship, Thayer, second place; and Nash Otter, Thayer, third place.

Fifth and sixth grades: Tinley Bonham, Glenwood, first place; Mya Lawrence, Thayer, second place; and Aubrie Ziegler, third place, Thayer.

Seventh and eighth grades: Kimber Stuart, Junction Hill, first place; Chevelle Davis, WPMS, second place; and Makenna Squires, Glenwood, third place.

Group Award

A special award was presented to a group of students from Glenwood School for their piece, Steam Punk Hat Stand. Students on that team were Dakotan Brigman, Kaylee Brotherton, Adilee Joyner, Khloe Cinton, Alexis Clarkson, Jennie Stock, Mariah Blagg, Payton Rodgers, Ella Roberts, Makenna Squires, Macy Randall, Chloe Carper and Charlotte Fine.

For more information about Art Around Town and how to participate in next year’s event, call the U/CP office at 417-255-7966 or visit WP.MissouriState.edu/UCP/Theater.htm.